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Haversacks and Other Baggage

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Grinch
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0 posted 11-19-2006 05:03 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Grinch

The day comes with queuing birds
Bragging of worms and a lack of hawks.
Wing to wing in a pecking line
On the pricking wire
That separates the wildflower from the wheat;
The culled herd from the crop;
The walker from the things he sees.

Man seeks the silence and the trees;
With green fingers claim his peace
I see the talon and the needed grief;
The blood and life that stutters on a blade
Of grassy death, half-hidden in a life.

They ramble empty swathes
On paths hung heavy with the stench of men.
Watched by menageries in mocking sight
As if to gloat on senses lost; on withered
husks of Adam in a rainproof skin.

Leave me with the chestnut and the leveret;
The cackle of the hooded crow.
To see the pecking lines of men
From bird-side of the pricking wire.
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ThisDiamond
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1 posted 11-19-2006 08:08 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

..."Leave me with the chestnut and the leveret;
The cackle of the hooded crow.
To see the pecking lines of men
From bird-side of the pricking wire."
Strong write.
Especially enjoyed your closing verse...really good summary.
TD
TomMark
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2 posted 01-08-2008 01:37 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

It indeed has a very powerful voice here.
a wonderful one. one of my favorite.
TM

[This message has been edited by TomMark (01-08-2008 02:15 PM).]

 
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